Louisiana is toughening its rating system for public schools.
The Advocate reports that, under the new rating system, the number of F-rated public schools is expected to shoot up 57 percent next year. Those with A ratings are expected to drop 38 percent.
The new rating system won approval from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on an 8-3 vote last week.
Backers praised the revamped measuring stick, which is part of Louisiana's push to make school rankings line up more closely with the grading in other states.